It goes without saying that almost every industry is going to shift the way they operate. After the lockdowns from the pandemic lift, and business re-open, we will be seeing new rules and regulations for almost everything . Photographers will also have to re-adjust, and especially those like myself that seek to create connection and emotion based family photography. So you might be wondering ‘How is this all going to look?’
Obviously clients won’t be running around with masks on during sessions, but I plan on wearing one. I will keep my mask on for the duration of my sessions, and I will wash it in between to keep all my clients as safe as possible. I have ordered some cute masks with attractive colors and patterns that will be inviting for kiddos to make them feel comfortable. I will also be doing a lot non-verbal talking with my eyes :].
Photographers usually have a few lenses in their camera bag. Each sense serves different purposes. So allow us to zoom in to get detail, others allow a more panoramic view. While lots of these lenses have specific purposes, pulling out those lenses that allow more distance between me and my subjects will be the ones that I choose for the next little while. This may not be the most practical way of shooting, but it will be the safest for the time being.
More Verbal Communication:
When I direct my clients to sit in a certain way, put a hand in a certain position, or fix a stray hair I’m usually standing there right beside you. Often I’m placing you in the way I want you to go, straightening clothing, or physically moving a child. I’m anticipating a little more verbal instruction, which might make the session a little longer, but I am positive will yield the same results.
- Wearing a protective mask to each session.
- Using longer lenses to create distance.
- Utilizing more verbal communication.
If you have any concerns about booking a session please feel free to reach out, and I’d be happy to put your mind at ease! If you have any inquiries about getting on my calendar I would love to see you soon!